E.J. Simon was born in New York City and grew up in Queens. His parents were both from Greece, his father became a successful furrier on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue in the 1950’s when mink coats were fashionable.
His mother grew up in Durham, North Carolina and his annual travels back to Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina to visit his mother’s family led to his love of the South.
As a young boy, his passions were reading, history and baseball, not necessarily in that order.
He graduated with a BA in Journalism (before switching majors from History to English to Political Science and maybe others) from the University of South Carolina. He remembers spending more time reading what he wanted, working in a local restaurant and playing baseball more than he can recall being in class. He later earned an MA in Communications from Fairfield University where the Jesuits were stricter about attendance. He has also attended the University of North Carolina and the Graduate School of the New School for Social Research in New York.
After many years in corporate leadership positions, including CEO roles in two major companies, he followed his passion and began to write. His first novel, Death Never Sleeps, was a Kindle best-seller. He has continued to author books in the series, now including Death Logs In and, to be released in July by Endeavour Media (UK), Death Logs Out. He is completing the fourth novel in the series, Death in the Cloud.
E.J. is currently enjoying his role as Vice President of Business Development for Coldwell Banker, Howard Perry & Walston in Raleigh.
After spending most of his life in New York City and Westport, Connecticut, Simon and his wife, Andrea, have moved to Cary, North Carolina and are enjoying southern living, the theatre, music, cooking, dining out and building their photography collection. He still is an avid New York Yankees fan but also now follows the Durham Bulls.